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Re: Probiotics May Make SIBO Worse


I made the greatest progress when I started supplementing with betaine HCL and Coconut water kefir along with sauerkraut. Getting a proper balance of good bacteria to bad is key. If you have leaky gut as well eating a diet of just fruits and veggies may be necessary at first.

If you have poor digestion like I did, foods not properly digested continue through the digestive tract. Some of the larger food molecules flow through the intestinal wall and into the bloodstream. This process is very common if your system is already inflamed. These molecules are seen as invaders by your immune system and are attacked. This results in food allergies . Up to 80 percent of patients with food allergies have low stomach acid. Also a damaged intestines has a hard time processing large protein molecules so all meats should be avoided at first.

HCL protects us from harmful bacteria and also helps keep the three pounds of bacteria found in the colon from moving up into the small intestine. If this happens, bacteria and yeast can establish a stronghold in the small intestine and result in SIBO, leaky gut, and an inflamed intestines.

Regular use of HCL should re-train your stomach to produce higher concentrations of acid on its own. This can take several weeks to several months.

LOW FOODMAP DIET/LOW RESIDUE DIET
Many patients dealing with abdominal bloating, excessive gas, chronic diarrhea or constipation, diagnosed with IBS or any bowel disease cannot tolerate certain short-chained carbohydrates called FODMAPs. This diet limits many FODMAPs and is recommended to be followed for 2-3 months or until digestion improves. If FODMAPs are the cause of your symptoms, you should feel considerably better within the first few days of the diet. Additional weeks on the diet allow your intestine to heal and rest, and will likely reduce bacteria levels in your small intestines. After 2-3 months, some foods can be reintroduced back into your diet, one type of food every few days. Your diet should consist of 65% organic vegetables, 20% organic proteins, 10% complex carbohydrates, and 5% organic fruit.


ORGANIC VEGETABLES (65%):
Bok Choy, Broccoli (may be troublesome), Carrots, Celery, Chives, Corn (may be troublesome), Cucumber, Eggplant (may be troublesome), Ginger, Lettuce (may be troublesome), Olives, Parsley, Potatoes (white and pealed), Pumpkin, Spinach, Squash (may be troublesome), Tomato (avoid cherry tomatoes), Turnips, Zucchini (this may be troublesome).

ORGANIC PROTEIN (20%):
Beef, Chicken, Eggs, Fish (especially oily fish such as sardines and salmon).

COMPLEX CARBOHYDRATES (10 %):
Rice (white is better than brown rice, no wild rice), Potatoes (white and pealed), Tapioca, Quinoa, Gluten free bread, 100% Spelt Bread, Buckwheat, Gluten free pasta, rice noodles, corn flakes, Gluten free cereals and crackers.

ORGANIC FRUIT (5% Gradually add to diet): Apples/Apple sauce, Banana, Blueberries, Cranberry, Grapes, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Lime, Oranges, Pineapple, Raspberry, Strawberry. (Limit intake of fruits to one serving per sitting, and try to eat fruit by itself in between meals)
 

 
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